[Samba] SMB Shares with subversion backing store

Jeremy Allison jra at samba.org
Fri Nov 9 19:03:18 GMT 2007

On Fri, Nov 09, 2007 at 10:05:34AM -0500, Ross S. W. Walker wrote:
> To all,
> I was wondering if it was possible to setup samba shares that use subversion as a backing store for the files.
> Whenever a new file is created it is added to the subversion tree, whenever a file is opened it is checked out of the subversion tree, and whenever it is deleted it is removed from the subversion tree.
> The idea is that one could use subversion to retain previous versions of files and the subversion tree can be replicated using subversion replication tools.
> This would avoid costly COW operations for volume snapshots, provide better file control and auditing and allow files to be replicated in a consistent fashion.
> A bonus would be allowing access to previous subversion versions using the "Previous Versions" feature.

You'd need to get a VFS written to do this. It's not
difficult, but requires custom programming. There
are various Samba support companies available that
could do this on contract.


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